Friday, August 3, 2012

Iced Coffee - Say Goodbye to the Mermaid.

It's August, the weather is balmy and amazing and Starbuck's (in my opinion) is overpriced and mediocre most of the time.  Amazing iced coffee is quite simple to make and far superior.  It seems the cold press method  offers the best results.  Use good quality coffee, I love Everyday Gourmet Coffee roasters in the St. Lawrence Market.  I love the Sumatra french roast.  If you're feeling thrifty you can grab great priced coffee from Homesense.  If you're having it ground ask for french press.

Iced Coffee
  • In a 1 quart mason jar add 2/3 cup coarsely ground coffee.
  • Fill mason jar with cold water and seal with lid.  Give it a good shake.
  • Let steep overnight.  Now you have a coffee concentrate.
  • The next morning strain the coffee through a fine metal sieve.  Rinse the sieve and strain again but this time line the sieve with cheesecloth.
  • Fill your glasses 3/4 with the strained coffee.In a cocktail shaker, add ice - then whatever you prefer.  Cream, milk, sweetened condensed milk, Kahlua, cinnamon or sugar etc.  Shake and top the glasses.  I've had this last for almost 2 weeks in the fridge, still tasting great.


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